Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero’s 1968 Horror classic which originated the modern zombie genre, is being remade once again in Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth. This time, there seems to be a reason – to implement modern social themes into the film:
The film comes from Rising Pulse Productions in association with Mouse Nest Productions. The synopsis reads:
“A tense visit to their family burial site quickly escalates into a fight for survival when brothers Adam and John are randomly attacked by several unknown assailants.”
It’s pretty interesting that people are still so stuck on Night of the Living Dead, but it makes sense given its public domain status. Regardless, it would be nice to see filmmakers use it for inspiration to create more original zombie films than simply trying to riff on the same title again and again.
Here’s how Romero explained Road of the Dead shortly before his death,
“This one is really almost a comedy, though it’s got scares and spooky moments and all that. It’s more about suspense than blood. While there is gore, it’s not overt; there are no big, operatic sequences where people get torn apart. There’s slapstick in it, but it’s mostly stunts; it’s quite different. One character dies, for example, in a tragic way, but was once in NASCAR and is able to come back and drive. It’s that kind of looney-tunes. It’s really THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS with zombies.”
Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth stars Aswan Harris, Roger Conners, Alvin Hudson, Rachel Anderson, Bradley Arner, Taylor Nelms, and RJ Messenger.
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